Human Rights Day occurs on 10 December because it was on that day in 1948 that the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
On Human Rights Day, the UN and various governments and private organisations will run special media campaigns to highlight human rights abuses.
In Cambodia, the main event takes place in the National Stadium. Both elected and royal leaders of the nation will attend, as will heads of important human rights organisations in Cambodia. There will be many speeches given, and a report on human rights will be read. There will also be dancing and other cultural activities during the meeting.